What are the two most common home features that home shoppers say they’re willing to spend extra for in order to have in a home? Air conditioning and new kitchen appliances, according to the 2013 Home Features Survey by the National Association of REALTORS(R).
Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow home owners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase. The cost of the upgrades is rolled into the mortgage so that multiple loans are not needed.
Americans may be able to buy a higher-priced home if they buy new, according to a study by the National Association of Home Builders.
The typical home shopper buys a home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, according to the National Association of REALTORS(R) 2013 Home Features Survey.
Here are the top 10 trends emerging from this year’s report for kitchens and bathrooms.
Owners spent a median of $3,200 on improvements to their homes. This infographic shows the median expenditures for selected projects.
Home owners who have finally made a decision to sell their home may not be thinking about updating and remodeling. But staging -- coupled with remodeling -- are important considerations in a home selling strategy and an investment in getting top dollar for a home.
Who doesn’t love a deal? I loved this article at Realty Times, which recently revealed the best time of year to buy certain household items in order to score the biggest bargains, based on research from AARP and LifeHacker.
Smartphones have become a standard tool for a majority of people. When presenting a home to a potential customer, we must now consider an extra home presentation factor: signal strength.
If you are getting ready to stage your home for selling you’re probably already thinking of ways to maximize the value of your home and make it as appealing as possible to your potential buyers. Making effective use of light fixtures and lighting schemes will help you reach that goal.
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